How a Reverent Woman Guards Her Conversations

How a Reverent Woman Guards Her Conversations

It was the neighbor ladies’ typical gab session, and it must’ve been getting pretty juicy because my grandmother shooed me out of the house promptly when she noticed my wide eyed interest in what they were saying. It made quite an impression on me. I remember her distinctly saying, “You’re too young to be listening to this!” and she pushed me out the door into the hot summer sun on the front porch.

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A Reverent Woman is Not a Slanderer

A Reverent Woman is Not a Slanderer

We’ve all experienced the damage that slander can bring. Probably everyone reading this post has been impacted, in some measure, due to slander. It may not even be that we’ve been personally slandered—perhaps our parents, our husband, our pastor even, has been the target for slander . . . and that has resulted in a course change for our lives. We’re continuing in our study of Titus 2:3 and have reached a word of instruction that every woman needs to hear loud and clear:

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Tapping Into Anger

Tapping Into Anger

Have you ever noticed how once you state something it seems to become more concrete? For instance, when you say, “That makes me so mad!” the minute those words leave your tongue you can feel your anger level rise a notch or two on the “anger meter.” Sin is birthed in the heart (James 1:14–15), but a destructive floodgate is opened once the mouth lets loose to pour out the heart’s...

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Giving the Candidates a Communication Filter

Giving the Candidates a Communication Filter

It is sad, when watching a Presidential debate becomes a dangerous activity for our children. When the “adults” on the screen are using words you don’t want children to pick up, it’s time to turn off the television. And it’s time to pray. The Presidential candidates may not realize it, but Scripture provides an excellent guideline for communication: Let no unwholesome word...

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A New Way to Communicate

A New Way to Communicate

We’ve been studying the book of Colossians and as we’re working our way through chapter three, Paul is pouring out instructions and in this section he challenges us in how we are communicating with others: “But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil...

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